Thursday, October 23, 2014

Colorado Beer News 102314

Colorado Beer NewsToday is iPod Day. It was on this day back in 2001 that Apple unveiled the first iPod and from then on the world of music was changed forever. Today, downloadable music is on just about every portable device. Celebrate the day by listening to some music on your favorite portable device whether it be Apple or other. What's going to be the next big innovation? Hoverboards? Around Colorado, that innovation is craft beer! It's also a Partial Solar Eclipse Day here in Colorado from 3:18pm (start), to 4:35pm (peak), to 5:44pm (end). Here's what's happening around the Colorado beerosphere today Thursday, October 23rd, 2014. If you aren't reading this article on, you don't know what you're missing.

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Metro Denver

Dad & Dude's Breweria (Aurora) - On Saturday, November 1, Dad & Dude’s Breweria celebrates its 4th birthday. Starting this coming Monday, the brewpub is putting on a stretch of “homecoming” activities leading up to its birthday. The fun includes daily special-release beers from D&D’s "massive" 1.5 barrel system, nightly prize raffles and goofy costume nights. Attendees who dress for the night’s theme receive double tickets for entry into the raffles. Here's some of the beers being released in the week leading up to their birthday: 10/27 Gourd-Geous Pumpkin Ale (nitro), 10/28 - Sun Kissed Braggot, 10/29 - Oad-aged Bard's Yard (fresh hop beer), 10/30 - Rum Forrest, Rum! (American-style stout w/vanilla beans aged in rum barrel), 10/31 - Lion Heart Barley Wine (12% ABV), and 11/1 - Zinful (beer/wine hybrid). [6730 S Cornerstar Way, Ste D, Aurora, CO]

CAUTION: Brewing Co (Lakewood & Denver) - It's Thursday, and that means a new ‪#‎ExBeeriment‬ is on tap! Their Bière de Garde is the perfect example of a Belgium style amber with subtle cellar notes combining with a dry finish and malty smoothness. Come get some before it's gone! ‪#‎partywithcaution‬ [EAST: 12445 E 39th Ave, Unit 314, Denver, CO - WEST: 1057 S Wadsworth Blvd, Unit 60, Lakewood, CO]

Joyride Brewing Co (Edgewater) - It's Thursday. It's almost the weekend, the Broncos are playing the Chargers tonight, pints are $1 off during the game and Moe's Original Bar B Que will be there. What more do you need? (How about a Broncos victory!) [2501 Sheridan Blvd, Edgewater, CO]

Arvada Beer Co (Arvada) - Today's rare beer is a Baltic Porter. They've never made a batch until now. You'll want to get in and try this one. But careful, this one weighs in at 9.5% ABV and has a nice roast nose and licorice notes. Just a 20 gallon batch - pours til it's gone! PLUS - Arvada Beer is hiring! They are looking for a server / beertender. Drop off your application today. Multi days/shifts available. [5600 Olde Wadsworth Blvd, Arvada, CO]

Station 26 Brewing Co (Denver) - They'll be showing the Broncos - Chargers game on the big screen tonight at 6:25pm. They're also tapping a firkin of Double IPA with cloves at 4:00pm. Plus, the Farm to Truck will be at the taproom from 4:00pm to 9:00pm serving locally sourced street food! How's that for a Thursday night? [7045 E 38th Ave, Denver, CO]

Denver Beer Co Canworks (Denver) - Come over to their Canworks taproom location tonight to watch the Broncos game. They've got day-fresh cans of Hey! Pumpkin and Incredible Pedal (in orange and blue cans) available to drink. Watch the game on their new big screen TV! [4455 Jason St, Denver, CO]

4 Noses Brewing Co (Broomfield) - Pumpaction Pumpkin Ale Release tonight! Pumpaction Pumpkin Ale (6.4% ABV, 14 IBUs) is brewed with 8+ lbs per barrel of roasted pumpkins, pumpkin pie spice, brown sugar and whole cinnamon sticks! Come get some while it lasts. Thursday Night Broncos Football is on tonight as well! Basic Kneads Pizza Truck will be in all night. [8855 W 116 Cir, Broomfield, CO]

Living The Dream Brewing Co (Littleton) - Bronco-Orange infused wit is happening in the Randall today! Also over 100 square feet of TV's will be broadcasting the whipping Manning is about to unleash on the Chargers tonight. Game starts @ 6:25pm. Street Frites food truck is back tonight too. [12305 Dumont Way, Unit A, Littleton, CO]

Baere Brewing Co (Denver) - Today they release a Belgian Blonde and a Sweet Stout in the taproom. Open 5-9pm! Reminder that they will be CLOSED tomorrow for a founder's party. Open Saturday normal hours. [320 Broadway, Ste E, Denver, CO]

Beer By Design Brewery (Northglenn) - Attention sour beer lovers! They have a Blueberry Wheat Sour back on tap in the Tap Room. If you are just hearing about their sours now, then you need to know they have three more on tap for your enjoyment. A plain wheat sour, a strawberry and raspberry sour in addition to the blueberry sour. Ask their beertenders about their many beer blends, like their Blueberry Pie (80% Blueberry Sour and 20% Prairie Style Porter).

Boulder County

The Very Nice Brewing Co (Nederland) - It's their 2-Year Anniversary Celebration! Join us in the Very Nice tap room this Saturday, October 25th from Noon-10pm for special tappings, beer giveaways, door prizes and live music! They'll be tapping this year's anniversary beer at 3:00pm and will be giving away a 10-oz pour of it til a 6'er is gone! Music from Caribou Mountain Collective starts at 6:00pm. [20 Lakeview Dr, Unit 112, Nederland, CO]

Echo Brewing (Erie) - Enjoy an Echo beer and pizza on their patio today! Broncos play the Chargers at 6:30pm, stop in to watch the game. Happy Hour prices start at 3:00pm and extend through the game - $1 off all Echo pints and $4 glasses of Riesling! [600 Briggs St, Erie, CO]

Odd13 Brewing (Lafayette) - Today they are tapping Pepo the Picker (sour ale with pumpkin and apples) and Derplomat (American brown ale) at 3pm. Pepo will also be available in bombers. To top it off, the Broncos take on the Chargers at 6:25pm. Lena B Bar-b-Que will be in the courtyard with their delicious smoked meats. [301 E Simpson St, Lafayette, CO]

Boulder Beer Co (Boulder) - Join in on Saturday, November 8th at the brewery for the first ever release of Scourge of the Dude! Their second ever bottled barrel-aged beer, with only 16 bourbon barrels that have been aging for eight months in their cooler, will be first on sale to the public on the 8th so get it while you can! (Makes a great holiday gift!) [2880 Wilderness Pl, Boulder, CO]

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Northern Colorado

Verboten Brewing (Loveland) - Tonight is FREE pizza starting at 6pm - first come first serve. They'll have the Bronco game on at 6:30pm. Here's some recently tapped beers for you to enjoy tonight: The last of their "In Love with Summer" strawberry rhubarb wheat, Midnight Expresso - espresso stout on Nitro, and "Walking the Parapet" aka Killer Boots aged in a bourbon bbl. Also at 6pm join Steve for the Verboten Run Club. Get $3 beers afterwards for you hearty souls. [1550 Taurus Ct, Loveland, CO]

Pateros Creek Brewing Co (Ft. Collins) - Enjoy an evening with PCBC. Starting at 7pm, join in for Geeks Who Drink Pub Quizzes. There will be beer specials, an Outlaw tapping of Fishtastic (Swedish Fish candy beer), the Curry Favor food truck, and prizes for trivia winners. [242 N College Ave, Ft. Collins, CO]

Snowbank Brewing Co (Ft. Collins) - The new Beanies are in! Ready yourself for the cold weather ahead with one their embroidered beanies - perfect for the first ski/snowboard day of the season that's coming up soon. They have the brand new Stop n Chop in today from noon until 8pm serving up fried pork chop sandwiches, onion rings, fries and more! Order anything from the truck and get a dollar off a pint of Moon Arete Wheat to pair. The taproom is open until 8pm tonight. There is beer and food aplenty! Come hungry. Come thirsty. [225 N Lemay Ave, Ste 1, Ft. Collins, CO]

Black Bottle Brewery (Ft. Collins) - Count Chocula fans! The date has been set for the Cerealiously with Count Chocula beer tapping - October 30th at 5:00pm! Due to the overwhelming support from General Mills (makers of Count Chocula), BBB will also be giving away Monsters gift bags from General Mills. They will also have side cars of Count Chocula cereal to pair with your Cerealiously beer as well. In addition, BBB will be making Monster Marshmallow Bars for a spooky treat. [1611 S College Ave, Unit 1609, Ft. Collins, CO]

Broken Plow Brewery (Greeley) - It takes a lot of steps to make a real pumpkin ale! Roasting the pumpkins brings out the rich flavors and creates depth and creaminess. The spices are of course the most important ingredients and Broken Plow thinks they struck a great balance. Come taste the results for yourself. Releases tomorrow - October 24th! [4731 W 10th St, Greeley, CO]

Funkwerks (Ft. Collins) - Two fun experimental infusions this week! Saison with Anise and Cocoa Nibs & Tropic King with Kukicha tea. If you haven't tried them yet this week, get IN there because they might not last much longer. [1900 E Lincoln Ave, Ft. Collins, CO]

Buckhorn Brewers (Loveland) - Thursday means $3 special pints. Today's $3 pint is "Eden Valley Oat Soda". Doors opened at 3pm - get there soon! [4229 W Eisenhower Blvd, Loveland, CO]

Southern Front Range

Smiling Toad Brewery (Colorado Springs) - Don't forget about their Chili Cook-off this Sunday, October 26th from 1pm to 5pm. Bring in your best chili to share. They will provide power for your crock pots, bowls, spoons, crackers and prizes! You provide the chili and friends. Categories for red, green and white chili. [1757 S Eighth St, Colo. Springs, CO]

Iron Bird Brewing Co (Colorado Springs) - Today there's not 1 but two new beers on tap. First up - an Oatmeal Stout. And second, a cask of an Extra Special Bitter (ESB). It's going to be one helluva Thirsty Thursday! #RoadToRealAle [402 S Nevada Ave, Colo. Springs, CO]

Red Leg Brewing Co (Colorado Springs) - They'll have the Bronco game on at 6:25pm and Bite Me Gourmet Sausage will be out front grilling up food. Tomorrow, Friday October 24th they will have a new beer release at 5pm - a Dark Brett Saison!. Plus, plan to attend their Halloween Costume Party on October 31st. They will be tapping two new pumpkin beers! [4630 Forge Rd Ste B, Colo. Springs, CO]

Dodgeton Creek Brewing Co (Trinidad) - Come in and grab a growler before tonight's Broncos game. Thursday's hours are 2:00pm to 8:00pm. They will have the game on the radio. This week's tap line-up is: Wheated Bitter, Coffee Porter, Lagered Bitter, Scottish Ale, Red's Dirty Lil' Ale, A Different IPA, Milk Stout, and a Pumpkin Stout. [36730 Democracy Dr, Trinidad, CO]

Bristol Brewing Co (Colorado Springs) - Their seasonal favorite Winter Warlock oatmeal stout makes its frosty return to the taps at their October 30th release party. Plan to be there! [1604 S Cascade Ave, Colo. Springs, CO]

Mountains and West

Palisade Brewing Co (Palisade) - Halloween Night - October 31st - It's their biggest party of the year! Jack-n-Jill (band) will be playing a special show in the loft of the brew house, drink specials all night (8-11pm) and a hilarious costume contest. [200 Peach Ave, Palisade CO]

Hideaway Park Brewery (Winter Park) - The brewery will be back to regular business hours starting TODAY and lasting through the Fall. Stop by and grab a pint. Their 64oz glass growlers are back in stock as well as their 40oz stainless steel growlers. Hours: Wed. thru Fri. 4pm-8pm, Sat. 12-8pm, and Sun. 2-6pm. [78927 US Hwy 40, Winter Park, CO]

Pagosa Brewing Co (Pagosa Springs) - Plan to attend their Halloween Bash on Friday October 31st. They will be tapping their Great Pumpkin Ale, doing special Halloween food pairings, and hosting Adult & Kids Costume and Coloring Contests. Plus Halloween Candy & Campfires. And, a REAL Magician at 5pm! [118 N Pagosa Blvd, Pagosa Springs, CO]

Broken Compass Brewing (Breckenridge) - Attention beer and disco lovers, it's party time! Tomorrow (Friday, Oct. 24th) they are hosting a day long celebration of the birth of their esteemed boss and co-owner, David Axelrod. Festivities will begin at A-Basin during the day (there will be beer) before moving to the Broken Compass taproom for a DISCO party starting at 7pm. Tastefully exposed chest hair, absurdly flashy sequins and ludicrous mustaches are strongly encouraged, as is any and all forms of dancing. Let's boogey! [68 Continental Ct, Unit B12, Breckenridge, CO]

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